A view of the side of a mountain

Flavours and Colours of Arica

Drive to Azapa Valley visiting an olive farm, see a folkloric show, visit the fruit and vegetable market and explore downtown Arica.

  • Drive to Azapa Valley to an olive farm.
  • Visit handicraft village.
  • Folkloric show.
  • Explore Arica downtown.
  • Watch local dancers perform traditional dances.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration

    4hrs15

  • Max. passengers

    120

  • Booking code

    A-ARI6

  • From

    106 €

  • Notices

    Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and walking shoes, a hat, sun-glasses and sunscreen.

Arica lies at the mouth of the Azapa Valley, a green oasis in the middle of the Atacama Desert that produces all kinds of tropical fruits and vegetables, among which its olives are famous for their size and flavor.  

We will leave the pier towards this valley where the olive is one of the major components of the agriculture. The first old olive trees were brought by the first Spanish conquistadores and gave rise to one of the best known varieties identified as the ‘Azapa brand’. Upon arrival at the olive farm, we will learn about its irrigation system and the olive selection. Before we leave, we will have the chance to taste different types of olives.  Proceed to the local Fruit & Vegetable Market located in town. Walk through the stands and learn about the local production from the Azapa and Lluta Valleys. 

Afterwards, we will visit the famous handicraft village. Browse around the workshops which offer a variety of products such as ceramics and pottery and carved stones. Let's enjoy a Mango Sour (a delicious drink made with chunks of mango local fruit, available year round) while local dancers perform traditional dances.  

A final stop will be made at the main square for independent sightseeing before returning to the ship. 

Practical information

  • Language: English and German. 
  • Included: 1 bottle of mineral water. 
  • Remarks: Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and walking shoes, a hat, sun-glasses and sunscreen. 
  • Walking information: Minimal walking over uneven terrain. 
  • Wheelchair accessible: No.